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More than 2.5 inches of rainfall washed 14,000 gallons of sewage into the Jones Falls

A deluge of rainstorms Thursday night into Friday morning washed 14,000 gallons of sewage into the Jones Falls, city officials said Friday.

The stormwater inundated the sewer system and sent wastewater overflowing from a pipe near North Charles and West Lanvale streets. The pipe was designed to dump into the waterway to relieve pressure in the century-old system.

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Maryland's strong crab harvest having little impact on restaurant prices

Maryland watermen are reporting a robust blue crab harvest in the Chesapeake Bay this summer — but it's not necessarily reducing prices for diners at restaurants and crab shacks.

Male crabs are selling for $30 to $95 per dozen, depending on size, at Baltimore-area crab houses and seafood carryouts.

That's similar to last year, even though watermen and state officials say the harvest is up.

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Reef balls make maiden deployment for oyster habitat

Teamwork from Maryland environmentalists — from elementary schoolers to nonprofit workers — could result in new oyster habitat, and consequently cleaner water, for the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland Coastal Conservation Association members and partners dumped 70 concrete reef balls into the bay on Thursday, the first deployment for the organization's Living Reef Action Campaign.

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Blue Water Baltimore seeking legal role in city's court-ordered $1.2B sewer system overhaul

A local water-quality advocacy group wants legal status to help enforce a federal court order that requires Baltimore to make $1.2 billion in repairs to its sewer system over the next 15 years.

Blue Water Baltimore filed a motion Wednesday in U.S.

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On the Bay: Advocacy group ranks Maryland No. 11 for solar efforts

Maryland ranked No. 11 in 2015 for embracing solar energy, according to a report by advocacy group Environment Maryland.

There was roughly one solar panel installed for every four people in Maryland last year, the organization said.

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Man-made oyster reefs in Choptank creek meeting benchmarks, NOAA report finds

As a Maryland panel prepares to decide whether to restart a stalled oyster restoration project, a similar effort in another Choptank River tributary is meeting early goals, a survey has found.

A dozen oyster reefs planted in the Harris Creek in 2011 and 2012 are all meeting a baseline target, hosting the bivalves at a density of at least 15 oysters per square meter.

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